Showmanship is the ability to present you and your animal in the best form possible. It is the appearance, the presentation, and the knowledge of your animal and the beef industry. Showmanship begins long before you arrive at the show and is dependent on hard work and practice with your animal.
Exhibitors must use their own animal and must use the same animal for all phases of the contest. Showmanship is a dry contest, meaning your animal cannot be fitted.